Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner

78%

19 Critic Reviews

I really found Bones of Faerie to be an amazing read, and I seriously encourage all of you to go out and get a copy of it quick-smart.
-Tea Mouse Book Reviews

Synopsis

The long-awaited sequel to Janni Lee Simner's breathtaking YA fantasy debut, Bones of Faerie.

Liza is a summoner. She can draw life to herself, even from beyond the grave. And because magic works both ways, she can drive life away. Months ago, she used her powers to banish her dangerous father and to rescue her mother, lost in dreams, from the ruined land of Faerie.

Born in the wake of the war between humanity and Faerie, Liza lived in a world where green things never slept, where trees sought to root in living flesh and bone. But now the forests have fallen silent. Even the evergreens' branches are bare. Winter crops won't grow, and the threat of starvation looms. And deep in the forest a dark, malevolent will is at work. To face it, Liza will have to find within herself something more powerful than magic alone.

Here at last is the sequel to Bones of Faerie, for all those fans of dark fantasy and dystopian adventure who thrilled to Janni Lee Simner's unique vision of a postapocalyptic world infused with magic.


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About Janni Lee Simner

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JANNI LEE SIMNER is the author of Bones of Faerie and Thief Eyes. Visit Janni at Simner.com.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Faerie Winter
All: 19 | Positive: 18 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Mar 15 2011

Liza's tale works despite the jumble of crowd-pleasing elements (post-apocalyptic dystopia, multigenerational faerie love stories, werewolf heartthrob). Graphic descriptions of murdered children push the story older than the reading level of its prose.

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Book Divas

Excellent
Reviewed by Lydia M on Jul 01 2011

I loved everything about this book. Faerie Winter is a book I can read again and again.

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Flamingnet

Good
Reviewed by Flamingnet on Sep 18 2011

The vocabulary was easy to understand and age appropriate. This book has a voice that is slightly eerie with undertones of romance.

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Eve's Fan Garden

Good
Reviewed by Gypsy Rae on Apr 05 2011

The romance in this book is sweet and slow, and lovely. Instead of a raging fire, Janni gives us a slow simmer.

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Proud Book Nerd

Good
Reviewed by Book Nerd on Mar 12 2011

A very good continuation of Liza’s story. I really enjoyed it, and felt that most questions I had after Bones of Faerie were answered.

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Chicks with Crossbows

Good
Reviewed by Tori on Sep 21 2011

It’s an engaging and thoroughly mesmerizing novel with unpredictable and unexpected twists and turns.

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I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read

Good
Reviewed by Jess on Apr 06 2011

Overall, I was really impressed with this novel, and Janni Lee Simner did a wonderful job portraying characters and keeping the novel contantly interesting.

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Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Good
Reviewed by Chrystal on Nov 03 2011

This book was so hard to put down, because the story was just so amazing. The way Ms. Simner melds both the feelings of despair during winter and the hope for spring yet to come.

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The Fringe Magazine

Good
Reviewed by Scott Wilson on May 21 2011

There’s such a subtlety in her writing and an effortlessness in the way everything is weaved together that you sink in and simply become immersed in it.

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Hooked to Books

Good
Reviewed by Michelle on Apr 08 2011

Simner draws the reader into a world that is heartbreaking and scary while keeping the characters real and the story interesting.

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Bibliophile Support Group

Good
Reviewed by Angie L on Dec 22 2011

Faerie Winter has an ever stronger plot, more romantic hints, and a more complicated look at human nature, as well as deeper, darker mystery.

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Cels Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Cel on Nov 02 2011

If you like your fiction a little dark and sometimes downright terrifying they could very well make your top list.

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Rachel Ann Haley

Good
Reviewed by Rachel Haley on Dec 30 2011

As well as layered characters, Simner crafts complex relationship webs.

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Tattoogirl Reads

Good
Reviewed by Tattoogirl on Dec 11 2011

I guess I’ll start with Wow. It felt exactly like the same world that I loved.

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Badass Bookie

Good
Reviewed by Badass Bookie on Oct 14 2011

A clever tale about a world that’s falling apart, a race of beings that want to wipe out human population and a girl who has the power to change everything.

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Rush That Speaks

Good
Reviewed by rushthatspeaks on Jul 25 2011

This sequel to Bones of Faerie continues that novel's taut writing, interestingly post-apocalyptic worldbuilding, and complicated character dynamics.

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CurryAlley

Good
Reviewed by Curry Alley on Apr 14 2011

I was very positive about Bones of Faerie in my review so you can probably guess what see where this was going. Loved Faerie Winter. Loved.

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Reader Girls

Good
Reviewed by Meg on Feb 11 2011

Simner has crafted such a satisfying and full conclusion to her Bones of Faerie novel I'm still in Lizzy's town as I write my review.

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Tea Mouse Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tea Mouse on Jan 20 2011

I really found Bones of Faerie to be an amazing read, and I seriously encourage all of you to go out and get a copy of it quick-smart.

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